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The StyleForum Runway & High Fashion Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KingJulien, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Lorcan7

    Lorcan7 Senior member

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    Yeah Aitor Throup at DSM was cool, as jwjp said. The skull backpack looked incredible and seemed surprisingly functional, was the standout piece.

    As someone who hasn't been following him closely I wasn't previously aware of the social / political ideas behind his work, or the backpack more specifically. For a fashion accessory to be conceptualized in relation to fear of terrorism and ethnic stereotyping was certainly novel to me! I'm still trying to work out how I feel about it. Will be interested to see what he does next.

    Something that vaguely amused me was that you could actually buy the animal skulls that formed part of the display at the main entrance - A crocodile skull from c. 1910 could be yours for only around £500 ( or in other words quite a bit less than the clothes).
     
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  2. Ivwri

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    Thanks for the impressions jwjp and Lorcan. Now that the prices are known Jacket - GBP1440, Tshirt - GBP305, Jeans - GBP975, Skull backpack GBP2055 it really got me thinking about whether or not buying this stuff at retail is a mug's game or something to be considered akin to collecting paintings/coins or any other hobby associated with picking up rare items that you then proceed to store in vacuum sealed packs (unless one also considers that a mug's game, heh).

    I was looking at the skull backpack and it would be awesome to have a first edition of such an item, with the intention of being able to hand it down to my child at some point as a piece of fashion history. But I realised I was thinking like a collector and not just a buyer picking up something to be used fairly regularly (if I did buy it I would probably not use it really as having a giant skull on my back may just prove too much for me).

    The m_moria stuff shown as well was mind blowing when it came to pricing. 4000 pounds for boots is really crazy and makes me think more of an antique item for sale to collectors rather than an actual item of clothing that is going to degrade as it is worn. Are there any Maurizio Altieri fans out there that would seriously consider picking up one of those boots at that price? Or is everyone just gonna sit back for someone who has more money than passion for the product/designer to pick it up and sell it on at a loss much later on down the line?
     
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  4. snowmanxl

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    what? why?!? this doesnt sound like a good thing :(
    and im sure ive seen that leather being sold at barneys :D

    need that mandarin collar/blazer combo :drool:
     
  5. istasi

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    He means that you will be able to buy directly from the showroom in addition to buying from other stockists, I believe
     
  6. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    ah, i see. thats better news
     
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    the bombers look really nice too
     
  9. The-Arm

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    Plokhov leather looks beautiful....what's the verdict on quality?
     
  10. KingJulien

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    Construction is great, the leather on the one I had wasn't super thick but it was very nice.

    Of the jackets I've handled that I can compare it to, I'd say a bit inferior to dior (but half the price) and about on par with Rick.
     
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  11. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    I notice a lot of similarities between plokhov and siki, especially the collars
     
  12. artishard116

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    agreed, quality is at least on par with rick. one's i've handled ranged from thin to medium, that one looks thick in comparison.
     
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  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps not high-fashion enough for King Julien, but I checked the first post and I think this qualifies as "old ad campaigns" and "all the rest".

    Giorgio Armani 1989

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  14. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Haha. Definitely qualifies [​IMG]. When did Armani make the switch from being on the forefront of fashion to what he does now, which I understand is pretty conservative?
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think he's always been fairly conservative. To me he's always done some kind of deconstructed take on 30s-style "classic" tailoring. Usually in some lux fabrics, many that are frankly really ugly :). But the volumes have changed over the seasons. The super big loose fit was a trend in the 80s and 90s... something you see echoed in other designers like Issey Miyake and later Damir.

    Maybe Armani was as the forefront in terms of mass popularity/sales, but I don't think he was ever at the vanguard of design. He became synonymous with the 80s "power suit".
     
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  16. bala555

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    I was somewhat disappointed with Hedi's womenswear collection for SLP. It felt too conservative in the sense that most girls are already wearing the looks he presented. Everything was well done but it was too boring. A lot of it looked liked something Taylor Swift would wear.
     
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  19. Auburn

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    Shah, where did you get that? I really want one too!
     
  20. snowmanxl

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    Thanks for sharing that shah! I should patrol ebay for stuff like this, yes?
     

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